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of the focus on the fiscal cliff, a new bill to prevent the so-called dairy cliff is also in play today. the house is expected to vote on a one-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. leaders from the house and senate agricultural committees have already agreed to the bill. if it's not passed, milk prices could double up to $8 a gallon. >>> a number of new laws are ahead for the new year, including one in alameda county that claims to keep plastic bags out of the hands of shoppers. new at noon, brian flores is live with a new bag ban and reaction from residents and a store manager. >> reporter: hi, david. plastic bags could be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, shoppers are urged to bring in their own reusable bags or will be charged for each paper bag they use. >> happy new year. >> reporter: with the new year comes new laws for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. hopefully it will remind me to bring
58% of the public thought we'd avert the fiscal cliff. new poll shows it's dipped to 50% thinking that. the public thinks we are headed for a big problem. >> doug: breaking news from treasury secretary geithner it go about the debt ceiling. are we about to go to default? >> yes and no. secretary gite it go says today that we will hit debt ceiling on december 31, new year's eve. it only buys a couple of months. it proves even if we get through the fiscal cliff situation we are headed for a major showdown next year. >> doug: ed henry traveling with the president in honolulu. what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff? molly henneberg explains it means more money of the of your wallet. >> taxes are going up on everyone immediately. if washington can't come to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> you have less money in a difficult economy with little clarity. >> the economy will go down sharply. >> look at the number from the tax policy center. this is the average tax hit the families take on top of what they pay on taxes. those make between $40,000 and $50,000 pay extra $1700. >> if you m
than 24 hours to vote on a measure to avoid the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> teetering on the fiscal cliff is given wall street a case of vertigo. the markets plummeted early, but the dow regained most of its 150-point lost. >>> a former bay area city councilman is about to learn first hand how washington works or doesn't. he's a newly elected congressman and heading into the capitol hill quagmire. juliette goodrich talked to stallwell about his plan to fix our fiscal ills. >> let's face it. you're the freshman walking in. >> reporter: 31-year-old newly elected eric swalwell says if the 112th congress can't figure out the fiscal cliff, he's ready to bring some small town solutions to capitol hill. >> so you really think you can take the city of dublin politics to washington and it's gonna work? >> at the end of the day, it's about personal relationships, trust, working together for the people who elected you. >> reporter: swalwell was a dublin city councilman and said he had to work with republicans in other words to pass the city budget. he says it's the
yesterday at the deadline but that deal to avoid the fiscal cliff on new year's if democrats and republicans can't compromise, tax hikes will kick in, the tax policy center said families making $50,000 a year will have to pay $2,400 more in taxes. >>> the excon who lured firefighters to their deaths left a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> we are being shot at. multiple fireman down, i'm shot. >> that was a call that a wounded firefighter made, william spangler burned his home yesterday and waited for first responders. he was armed a gun, a shot gun and a rifle. he opened fire when crews arrived. arrived. two firefighters were killed. >> just always there for you. you just take them for granted. you don't -- >> two more wounded are still in the hospital on this christmas day. spangler took his own life. his rifle is the same make and caliber weapon used by the newtown shooter. >>> families in connecticut are trying to find solace on this christmas day. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at
to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each driver and handing them a pamphlet. they say there's been nine dui arrests. they rarely make a drunk driving arrests at their dui checkpoints but they write a lot of tickets. we watched as the officer stopped a car with s
with the "fiscal cliff," new taxes to help pay for the affordable healthcare act will take effect january 1. but the average american will not really see a difference in his bill to the irs. the wealthiest 2% of americans and the healthcare industry will pick up the majority of the tab. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now, ladies and gentlemen, time for the big story of the day. that is as per usual the weather and now the hardest working woman in showbiz. >> i have been working a lot lately. i know. yeah. the holidays, busy time. and if you are out and about traveling you know the rain has been a big issu the last few days. we'll get some brief dry breaks but we have heavier cells moving through. look over san francisco. everywhere you see that orange and yellow that's the heavier rain moving through actually through hayward right now if you are traveling the nimitz anytime in the near future. dublin-pleasanton socked in with rain. so the main cold front has already moved through. this is just unstable air behind it. cool and breezy throughout the afternoon finally drying out by overnight t
the fiscal cliff talks? and some new years resolutions on congress. we will be right back. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty mh access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. gerri: it is official coming house will be back to deal with the fiscal cliff monday afternoon. harry reid asked the politicians to blame john boehner for everything. joining me now, chairman and cofounder. great to have you back. i mean, come on, harry reid was crazy today. >> american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it iit's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. gerri: how do you respond to that? john boehner quinones says to make everything not happen? >>
cliff come the new year, now the president is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, kyla campbell joins us live from dc. >> reporter: tara, some members of congress hope this meeting will produce a deal but others say the situation is hopeless and this meeting is just for show. we are taking a live look outside the white house, still not sure whether we are going to get video from the high stakes negotiations, harry reid and mitch mcconnell and john boehner and nancy pelosi are joining president obama and the vice-president. the white house insists the president is not putting new offers on the table but there are reports of a compromise to raise tax rates for them. both sides say thar are disappointed. >> it is totally a lack of courage to deal with these issues. from washington to wall street there is a sense of gloom but the prospects of deal. here in dc a new furlough warning went out to federal workers, deep spending cuts and tax hikes go into effect for every 1 on new year's eve if congress doesn't take action. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks, if
. >> reporter: lawmakers are talking about how to retroactively avoid going off the fiscal cliff on a new congress. >>> the fiscal cliff debate is impacting people here in the bay area who's lives could dramatically change as soon as tomorrow. tom vacar is live at a highway work site in oakland and has the story of one woman and her looming fear. tom-- >> reporter: the people who work here are well paid and they're onvacaon. but for other people, the fiscal cliff might as well be a financial guillotine. though ilea thomas searches, she's been out of work for two years picking up any odd jobs as much as she can. >> it's been discouraging. i come in here three times a week and maybe i'll go to a friend's house and use their internet to look for work. >> reporter: long term unemployment benefits have been a life send. >> i can breathe a little while i'm looking for work. even though it's not the same amount that i was getting when i was working. >> but thomas is one of 400, 400,000 californians who will not be able to get medicare payments tomorrow. >> not being able to buy groceries, not be
on the fiscal cliff a new bill to prevent the so-called dairy cliff is sitting on the back burner. leaders agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. so far there is no house vote scheduled without passage of the bill milk prices could double next month. estimates are a gallon of milk could go up to $8 a gallon. >>> u.s. senate report on the attack in benghazi blames the state department depth for not having a plan to rescue americans. this report says the state department failed to respond to increasing security threats in benghazi. in the future the state department needs to decide if they can provide adequate security for diplomats and where it can't do it american personnel need to be taken out of those postings. >>> hillary clinton remains under observation after being treated for a blood clot. a spokesman says they discovered the clot during a follow up exam for the concussion she suffered two weeks ago. she had a stomach virus when she fainted. she is being treated with blood thinners for the blood clot. >>> venezuelan leader hugo chavez is suffering new complica
to happen with the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: representative elect says his new office in dc won't be much bigger, butt responsibilities monumental. his message? >> mom, i'm working for you. i'm receiving your text messages. and i'm going to make sure i stand up for you and the people who i grew up with. >> reporter: he will be the second youngest member of congress when he's sworn in january 3rd. he leaves this sunday for washington, d.c. to pick up his new keys to his office. in dublin, juliette goodrich. >> walnut creek police are investigating a fatal officer- involved shooting. police got a 911 call from a screaming woman around 3:00 a.m. they say they were confronted by an armed man. they would not say what weapon he had. officers fired. it was walnut creek's first shooting death of the year and the first officer-involved shooting since 2001. >>> an armed robbery of a 7-11 is caught on camera. two men pulled out a handgun sunday when the store clerk opened cash register. no word on how much money they got. this is one of two armed robberies to happen within minutes of each other. >>>
going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an early morning house fire and broken gas line. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have vid
the fiscal cliff. how the crisis in washington could end up making new prices double in the next few week. >> wild scene. shark tank burst sending fish flying and shoppers into a panic. we let you know what led up to the you know what led up to the accident and what happened >> one of the hero of the first if you feel war operation desert storm has died. general norman schwartskopf commander of the international coalition that drove iraqi forces out of kuwait unthe president president bush has died. chuck takes a look back. nishtion 1 1990 norman was a little known u.s. army general looking ahead to retime. then iraq dictator hussein invaded neighboring kuwait and storming norman was a household name. he turned into the face of the u.s. led counter attack. called operation desert storm to evict iraqi invaders. >> impossible to say how long it will take. let me put it this way it's going to take as long as it takes for the iraqi to get out of the kuwait and united nations resolution to be enforced. >>reporter: 6 week campaign of bomb boardment routing iraqi in 100 hours. >> now i
does the deadline for the so- called fiscal cliff and tonight a new development. house republicans tossed the fiscal cliff problem to the senate today. saying once the senate has a plan congress can go forward. john fowler investigated some of the latest moves and joins us live with what could happen a week from today. john? >> reporter: do mog, we get deep spending cuts and across- the-board tax hikes. con shull staffers told me -- congressional staffers told me today, expect a bumpy ride of the halls of power empty, although negotiateders and the president are back at work. >> at the very least let's agree right now on what we already agree on. >> reporter: an olive branch to the gop and carrot to corporate giants, including the bay area's google and apple. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loop holes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are concerned because they're not sure the extent to which exemptions would be eliminated. >> reporter: wells ca
avoiding the fiscal cliff. tonight abc 7 news mark matthews has been looking into the cost governoring over the live cliff. >> remember, last year it? was part of a deal to end the debt ceiling crisis. congress agreed to steep a spending cuts going into reduce the deficit. cuts now are just around the corner. >> the president says he's optimistic but did f.a deal can not be reached he'll tell hairy reid to introduce a fall back bill. >> put a bill making sure tax on middle class families don't goup, that unemployment is available for two million people z that lays ground work for additional deficit reductions and economic growth steps we can take in the new year. >> the bill, as the president calls bare minimum isn't what many hoped for, pushing off until next year, larger pron lems of dealing with the cuts. the study by george mason university found cuts will result in two million jobs lost and a $215 billion drop in the nation's gross domestic product. for california, it means defense spending will be cut by half a billion dollars, 12,000 children would lose their access to head head star
're talkinok÷ about, abc 7 news is here and just been explaining. >> there is a fiscal cliff calculator. they have come up with an online budget. it tells you what you, and your family can expect to pay. if congressiu6çils to avoid the fiscal cliff, financial consequences are significant. now there, is a computer program. the fiscal cliff calculator allows you to pick your category, enter income, and presto. it will pop up what you are to cough up next year. >> it's a lot. >> jason is an engineer with a wife and three kids. looking at 17,000 in change. >> oh, my god. that is another, additional, i mean... >> 4dzs short of $3,000. >> i know. i know. >> telling me that is like losing a month's salary. >> significant reduction. >> oh, yes. a big run. >> a single person making $46,000 can count an n increase of $1300. married with no children, $57,000 it's $2200 you'll be paying. and married with two kids and income of $146,000, $7300 more. and if you're up there in top 1% making $2 million it's going to cost you $122,000. >> people have a sense of the broader national debate. >> joseph ro
or else the country will go over the fiscal cliff. >>> there is a new dairy cliff bill. leaders in the house and senate agriculture committees agree to a one-year extension of the expiring farm bill. so far, no house vote is scheduled. if this bill is not passed, the price of milk could double next month. some estimate that a gallon of milk could go up to $8 a gallon. >>> 8:16. today, a second volunteer firefighter who was shot and killed in upstate new york will be laid to rest. [bagpipes] >> yesterday, hundreds of police officers paid their respects to michael chippairini. investigators say he and tomasz were shot after someone shom them responding a fire. >>> a car crashed into a funeral home at the wyemoth funeral brothers. it was just about a funeral was about to get underway. police say it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. >> literally, five seconds after i entered the side rule -- side room, we saw the car careen into the building. >> the teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man i
news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we will let you know all about that. before we get to that let us get outside and show you the san mateo bridge. a lot of people are off today. a lot of others heading to work. you can see cars moving along the bridge no problems. >> an ailing former president gets a big dose of medimiracle medicine. >> the oak ridge boys serenade for president george bush. he was admitted a month ago for bronchitis. last week he was described as having a stubborn fever >> barbara bush reached out to the oak ridge boys and gave a concert to one of their biggest fans over the phone spirit we as to what you want to hear in very quickly he said elvira. >> we sank some of it. and then one of his all-time favorites amazing grace. >> the first installment of of hobbit movie trilogy of one in $33 million in ticket sales. clinton tarantino django and change came in second. les miserable was third. >> people are afluter over the kardashian clan taking to twitter t
on concerns about the fiscal cliff. but erasing earlier losses as news of the u.s. house will discuss the budget in a special talk sunday night. shares of oracle and cisco weighing down. tim cook is one of the companies taking a 99% pay cut this year that is not too bad. valued at $4 million but not getting stock awards last year. last year's check was $378 mill yichblt all the stock awards he got for the past decade.,ogzm that is a good number. >> yes. even for those in the media business, not so bad. we'll let you guys compare that to the calm we get in this business. >> that is what you call calm. >> he did a better year. >> thank you. >> well, sandhya patel in for spencer christian. >> more rain is coming. >> today's beautiful day. it's time to get umbrellas out.eç let me show you a live picture. i want to show you how gorgeous it looks. looking towards richmond bridge skpuk see wispy clouds out there. and really a beautiful day. here is what live doppler 7 is showing you. mostly sunny skies across the area here. we will be tracking more rain heading into your friday night. here
on the screen. the fiscal cliff melodrama is bad cabling reality show, real housewives of new jersey without the seven siartd without though not without the plastic surgery. they are phony and the "wall street journal" is basically arguing here the politicians are just like them. they are actors, pretending to do something meaningful about crisis of their own creation and none of them seems terribly sincere about doing something fundamental in $16.4 trillion. fair point? >> but the real issue is $80 trillion in unfunded liabilities entitlement programs which no one is talking about. it's amazing. i think "wall street journal" is right on the point. we've had all this discussion for the last several months and frank liquor to the last four years of raising taxes on the rich, above $250,000 which a basically a moral argument. it doesn't a dent in the $80 trillion in unfunded liabilities. entitlement reform and president obama doesn't want to talk about it. he wants to focus on the tax rates which is for all intents and purposes utterly irrelevant. >> gregg: so in other words, we can count on t
ditch talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. a look at what could happen if there is no deal. >> shocking crime on a new york subway police look for a woman caught on video who killed a man by pushing him in front of >>> talks to avoid the fiscal cliff are moving into the oval office at the white house today, no sign that president obama and congressional leaders are closer to a deal. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with a look at what missing the deadline could mean. >> reporter: the deadline is monday. just the prospect of missing it is causing problems for the economy. president obama has invited senate and house leaders to the white house this afternoon for last ditch negotiation. the house is holding an unusual session sunday. technical little, there's still time to strike a deal, but what if they don't? comedies 31st, more than 500 billion dollars in -- in tax increases and more than 100 billion dollars in government spending cuts are set to take effect. what happens january 1st, is less than certain. if congress and the president miss the deadline investors could panic sendi
they may well just go over the fiscal cliff and deal with it in january after the new congress is sworn in. leaving his family behind to continue their vacation without him, president obama boarded air force one early this morning and headed for washington to deal with unfinished fiscal cliff business. with just five days until the combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could send the economy back into recession, mr. obama wants congress to take the lead in getting the job done. the senate convenes later today and senate majority leader harry reid told members to be prepared to address fiscal cliff issues through the weekend. reid is working on his own plan to get lawmakers to come together before the end of the year deadline. that plan would likely include letting the bush tax cuts expire for households making more than $250,000 a year and short term spending cuts instead of the massive long-term cuts that would happen if there is no deal. after our wednesday conference call, house republican leaders issued a statement saying they were waiti
-called fiscal cliff, new report that is the president has a back-up plan. we are live in hawaii next on what that might look like. gregg: and mother nature throwing a huge wrench into the holiday travel rush. the latest check on the weather conditions and travel delays next. heather: can one of the survivors of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy speaks out. how the school principal and two other school employees saved her life. >> the three of them were shot, and they yelled back, shooter, stay put. they saved my life and the life of four others who were at that meeting. gregg: another fox news alert. this new development in the fight over the fiscal crisis as lawmakers head home for the holidays. there are reports president obama is scaling back his hope for a sweeping budget bargain with republicans. welcome to a brand new hour of "america live". i'm gregg jarrett. heather: i'm heather childers. we're in for megyn kelly. the president reportedly looking to strike a smaller deal that would extend tax cuts for the middle class without tackling spending cuts as reports surfaced
. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setback. >> my lab will have to shut down research projects that we know would -- could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the nih tells us because of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was perhapsed to researchers -- promised to researchers will be the standard at least for now and the threat of the cut raised alarms. >> some of the cuts -- >> reporter: at johns hopkins the doctor is under pressure to reduce the experiments he designed in mice in search for a cure for
for that. >>> it is 5:17 now. >>> a bleak outlook for avoiding the fiscal cliff. with the new year approaching washington's failure to reach a compromise is affect americans' confidence. taxes will go up on january 1st if they don't reach a deal. >> i've asked leaders of congress to work toward -- it protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's solution of raising tax rates would still be ready as far as the eye can see and hurt jobs. >> president obama said he will cut his hawaiian vacation short to hammer out a deal with congress with the deadline a short week away. >>> 5:18 now. >>> the nra is adamant about its idea of placing armed guards in the nation's schools. >> this comes as diane fine stein promises to introduce new gun control legislation in the new year. the head of the nra put the game on violent video games and problems with the mental health system insisting another assault weapons ban is not the answer. >> it doesn't work. diane fine stein had her ban, and c
to the positive right now in hopes of a deal on the fiscal cliff. we'll be back as the kron4 morning news continues in just two minutes. a live look at san jose, it is chilly out there and temperatures are down and the 30's and the inland spots around the bay. traffic is very light in the traffic you are seeing is the 1 01 northbound approaching the 87 interchange. >> the last trading day of 2012. we saw the down dollar down last week with concerns about the fiscal cliff. there are some hopeful signs this morning that a deal was as in the works. dow futures are up 77 points ahead of the opening bell. let's get an update on the eve forecast with erica. >> good morning and it is a cold start. a lot of your actually below the freezing point. it is clear, we have no business issues with visibility. new year's night could be the coldest of the season thus far. and would not be surprised if a freeze warning went into affect but generally dry conditions for the remainder of the week. the exception is thursday, slight potential for some rain for some of our north bay spots. temperatures out the d
. >>> going over the fiscal cliff could be a few hours away. new year could bring economic gloom if congress doesn't get a bill to the president before midnight eastern time tonight without a bill taxes are set to go up for everybody. tahman bradley joins us live from washington. >> reporter: just a few hours, 11:00 our time, the tension is growing here in washington, after the weekend talks failed to lead to a deal if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue, this morning still no deal. >> we have further an financesments perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. >> reporter: -- republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing ledge would protect most from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight at midnight. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy. >> reporter: there was optimism about a deal over the weekend when the republican leader in the senate)q mcconnell made an offer that all ended when harry reid said he could not present a counter proposal. mc
, everyone goes oh, this is why the fiscal cliff was important. >>> in other news this morning, retail analysts blame worries of that fiscal cliff and other issues for a slump in holiday shopping. sales fell more than 4% during the second week of december. but overall sales should be up 2.5%. online sales are up more than 8% through saturday to an estimated $48 billion. you done with your shopping? >> i got most of it done. my husband is going to have to finish it off for the rest of the family because i don't have anymore time. >> perfect excuse. >> and he's happy to do it. mother nature is getting into the holiday spirit with christmas lights of her own. listen to this, jupiter and the moon will be in conjunction tomorrow evening, but they're already close together in the sky. and bright enough to be visible around the world, even in big cities. >> and with a home telescope you'll be able to see the storms on jupiter and the four largest moons, as well as the mountains and the craters there on the moon. even with the naked eye, believe it or not, you'll still be able to check out thi
. people who make between $75,000 to $100,000 will pay almost double that. news about the fiscal cliff has not been good with the president and congress far apart. if they can't agree on a budget plan by january 1st, government spending cuts will increase automatically. market watchers worry that it will put the country into a recession. >> dan: annual toy drive is in full swing. there are not enough toys so far. so a plea is going out to lefty o'doul's at union square. that is where tomas ramon is live with the story tonight. >> reporter: i seek behind me there are firefighters here, they are collecting toys that people are driving by and dropping off. they collected 4600 toys so far. it's far less than 15,000 they were hoping to collect so they are asking people if they can't want to give a toy for christmas drive by and drop off a gift. six-year-old jordan young has new toy cars for christmas. he is one of three dozen children who are getting gifts early. 8-year-old appreciate yachts what is being done for her neighbors. >> it is great especially the kids that don't have things. >> repo
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fiscal cliff. there are five days remaining before hikes are scheduled to take affect. senate due back in session tomorrow nork indication of new proposals on the table. no word of negotiations sessions being scheduled, either. >> still ahead here at 5:00 a controversial battle that shut down a popular recycling center comes to an end. looming deadline for a 30-year-old institution. >> and a bed bug outbreak in the east bay. unique boot camp officials hope will use to squash a growing problem. >> a warning about hidden fees on gift cards that may whittle away the value. did you get one? want to see that report. the news continues in one minute. >>> a san francisco recycling center is scheduled to be closed this weekend. the neighborhood counsel's recycling center has been fighting falls for city hall to be shut down since 1996. the city says this operation has been attracting the homeless. saying they're hoping to turn it into a community garden. the center says collection day will be on december 30th. >> the city of los angeles holding a gun buy back today to take advantage of the out
the fiscal cliff. president barack obama said he is quote modestly optimistic. the the 7a at is now taking the lead while house leader john boehner is taking a backseat. >> reporter: urging leaders to do their job. >> if an agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mccolen, i will urge senator reid to bring in a package for an up and down vote. one that protects the middle class from a tax hike. >> reporter: following the high stakes meeting on friday, senate appears to be poise. >> we will work hard to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> i will do everything that i can. i am confident senator will do the same. but everybody, whatever we come up with will be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less but that is where we are. >> reporter: accept at majority leader reid called senate not to meet on saturday while leaders negotiate. boehner said he will not bring anything in the house unless it passes senate. if it fails to pass, every american will see a tax rate increase and unemployment
a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department, in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming fr
to settle this fiscal cliff issue. >> jipgs president morsi signed the country's new constitution into law today. >> he called on the opposition to the opposition restricted the new constitution. >> the parts were draft bid islamist leaders. morsi revoked sweeping powers he granted himself last month. saying they were in necessary to get a referendum on the constitution. >> in syria, president assad's commander says he was defecting and joining the open sismgs he was one of the most senior members of the inner circle saying he defected because the army had been turned into a gang to kill and destroy during the 20 month uprising against president assad. >>"Áq russia's parliament approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. the bill is a resfons a new u.s. law calling for sanctions against russians found to have violated human rights. official says 46 children about to be adopted by american citizens will stay in russia if this bill is signed. >> nelson mandela is back home. the 94-year-old had been in the hospital since december 8th diagnosed with a lung inzpex had a
having spoken from the white house on the boss built of a fiscal cliff deal. one that could avoid -- raising taxes for everyone. good morning i'm kristen sze >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. katie is the news encouraging? >> reporter: more pressure than news about what the deal might be. this was not the big announcement about an agreement on the fiscal cliff. the president did acknowledge there's been progress and he spoke while surrounded by americans who he pointed out cannot afford a tax hike. a source close to the negotiations we know what might be on the table now this current tenty deal. one, as far as tax hikes are involved -- republican and democrats have agreed taxes would not go up for families that make less than $450,000 a year or individuals who make less than $400,000 a year. as far as unemployment benefits that's could be extended. the president mentioned tuition tax credit extended. where there's still a great divide is automatic spending cuts. the deal on table brokered mostly by mcconnell and biden overnight, would delay those spending cuts for three months. some de
lawmakerrers in closed-door meetings on the fiscal cliff. an update via twitter from chad pilgrim of fox news, reid's remark that he had made a counteroffer was off-the-cuff response and that there was no counteroffer, and "the washington post" quoting senator joe lieberman saying he'd be shocked if a deal was struck today. we'll bring you continuing updates. for now, back to booktv programs. [applause] >> well, i actually left my cave. in the mornings i get up, and it's early dawn, and i have a desk for writing and a desk for drawing. and, actually, i sort of like the drawing the best. and i work, and the next thing i know letterman's on. so it's just the most exciting adventure. of i've had ten books and, believe it or not, it's very scary, i am 30 ahead that i haven't even shown. all illustrated. i'm just having such great time doing this stuff. so they asked me when i came here what did i, what were my prerequisites for writing a book. and it's got to be simply if i say i'm going to write it, if it takes 15 years -- i've had books take that long -- i'm going to finish. the other one is th
news. >>> an agreement to the fiscal cliff now appears up to mitch mcconnel and harry reed. while the president said the meeting was constructive he added if congress can't reach a deal he will ask senator reed to at least propose a basic package. >> one that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance to 2 million americans looking for a job. and lays the ground work for future corporation by more economic growth and deficit reduction. >>> with no agreement on the fiscal cliff extended unemployment benefits expire tomorrow for 24,000 unemployed californians. one woman says she's been out of work for two years. she said if it weren't for the long term unemployment benefits she doesn't know how she would get by. >> not being able to put food on table. not being able to pay my bills. >> those individuals and families are on their own to figure out how they're going to have an income until they have go on and have a job again. >> reporter: 1.2 million americans could lose their extended unemployment benefits nationwide. >>>
that "fiscal cliff" talk gave wall street a wild ride today. the dow erased most of its 150- point deficit after promising news from washington. it ended up closing down 18 points. the nasdaq and s&p also closed down a bit. >>> just in tonight, america has lost one of its most decorated and beloved war heroes. general norman schwartzkopf died today. he raised as an army brat spent his life in the military. in vietnam he famously rescued fellow soldiers by marking land mines with shaving cream. but he is best known for commanding the american-led coalition in the 1991 gulf war. his temper earned him that nickname stormin norman. he was 78. >>> a woman called 911 in the middle of the night screaming for help. officers showed up and when it was over they had shot and killed a man. it happened at an apartment complex on creekside drive in walnut creek. officers say that the man confronted them the moment they arrived at the apartment around 3:15 this morning. they won't say what kind of weapon he had but the police say they were forced to shoot him. he died at the scene. some neighbors managed
begin this morning with a new effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. it's an 11th-hour attempt to reach a deal. but lawmakers are not optimistic. >> wendy gillette is here with the latest. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning, president obama will meet be lawmakers this afternoon. time is running out with no deal in sight. president obama will meet with congressional leaders later today at the white house. but it may be too late for a deal. there's just four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be very honest, mr. president. i don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now. >> reporter: senate majority leader, harry reid, lashed out at house speaker, john boehner, accusing him of running a dictatorship. >> john boehner seems to care more about his leadership than keeping the country on a secure footing. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. >> reporter: president obama flew home early from his hawaii vac
back from the fiscal cliff why congress may be selling the new year on capitol hill. >> first america's money report. >>> good morning. topping america's money, last minute shopping, many shoppers haven't finished. consumer reports says 17 million will be shopping today, more than 60% will throw in the towel and get those gift cards. so far, a quiet holiday season at the malls, analysts say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemate in washington delayed by superstorm sandy and depressed by the connecticut school shooting. retailers hope today will make up for that many federal workers have more time to shop, president obama gave them today off, many government offices are closed. financial markets closing early as are most post offices. the hobbit topped box office again for the second straight weekend, it took in 37 million dollars more than double any other movie even though many did their last minute shopping instead that's . >>> just about 5:14 thank you spore spending your christmas eve with us. live look towards san francisco, beautiful lights, bay, rain is going to take a
christmas. lawmakers left for the holiday with the country on the edge of the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >> it was quite a year. we've going to -- we're going to have more reviews in the last hour. at 8:45 we will take a look at the international news stories of 2012. that is going to be on the cb channel 44, cable 12. >>> for the moment let's look ahead. mcathy labs expects hacking to mobile devices to expand. they might that stuff. the company is especially concerned about so-called ransom ware. it's a type of virus that locks up a phone or tablet and threatens to keep it that way until a ransom is paid. other concerns for mobile customers include trojan horse programs to buy apps without user permission and the hacking of digital wallets. a decline in attacks by hackers because their technical sophistication has grown. >> that's quite the target. >>> it's a murder that even a big city like new york everybody is in shock. >> the arrest of a man pushed to his death at a subway station. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a man in front of a subway >>> a woman in new york has
she protected her twin autos the federal fiscal cliff just day as way. so, what if we fall off? ahead on 7 on your side, how to make most out of an uncertain financial future. >>s lrx how a little boy's obsession with legos has become a powerful prescription that treats >>> in the east bay an oakland mother recovering after being hit by a stray bullet attending church services on christmas eve she. was trying to protect her children from a gunfire. the woman spoke with abc 7 news today. nick joins us live. how is she doing? >> she is doing very well. i had a chance to speak with her. limited evening skplish i have very poor spanish but she's doing well and can't wait to be back with her family. >> i look back and saw a bullet coming at my son's head and i threw myself over my son. >> she spoke to me after a night at church left her seriously wounded. we were at church and people passed by shooting at the church. >> her pastor was telling a story about the birth of christ. out of nowhere he heard... >> boom. boom. boom. i say to people, stop the sermon, i said go down, fast as you can.
head into the new year with the government on the edge of the fiscal cliff. and for many of us, the usual year-end financial strategies may not apply this year. 7 on your side's michael finney has some tips to help sort out of confusion. out the confusion. >> when it comes to year-end finances it may not add up. >> it is difficult to do any tax planning and advising because nobody really knows exactly what is going to happen. >> much of the uncertainty centers around whether the united states is about to fall off that fiscal cliff. if that happens, that would mean the end of the temporary payroll tax cuts. even if that doesn't happen, most believe taxes will go up next year. >> one of the things that is being floated right now is people are advising people to get out of dividend paying funds, high dividend yield funds and move more into tax exempt bonds and things like that that won't be taxed. >> the current budget negotiations between president obama and house speaker john boehner also could mean the reduction of the popular deduction for charitable contributions. >>- q. i if
on what could keep the nation from falling off the fiscal cliff. >> there is an app for just about everything, now, being cute on video. >>> there is movement in wad on a possibly tax cut deal that could avoid the dread td fiscal cliff. president met with house and senate leaders from both parties. president obama later revealed senate majority and minority leaders working behind closed doors right now to koum come up with a deal. he says he's optimistic but he talked about a back up plan. >> will urge senator read to bring a basic package to preproe detective the middle class from a hike. >> no details given but sources indicate the president did not make a new offer to republicans and pushed for a bill stopping looming tax increases on families earning less than $250,000 a year. >> a 24-year-old woman charged in qex killing of two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york on christmas eve. dawn nguyen accused of file filing a falsified business record, investigators say charges relate to purchase of an ar 15 rifle, and 12 gauge shotgun the shooter had when the firefighters were
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